Cristian Rivera Foundation Founder
John “Gungie” Rivera Plays One of Three Kings at Successful Holiday Event

  On Monday January 6, Teatro SEA, New York’s only Latino children’s theater, celebrated Three Kings Day with a special event. Children were invited to the theater on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to meet the three kings and receive a special gift. The three kings were portrayed by Cristian Rivera Foundation founder John “Gungie” Rivera, who played Balthazar; Telemundo 47 journalist Allan Villafana, who played Gaspar; and Teatro SEA founder and Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Dr. Manuel A. Moran, who played Melchor. “I was honored to play one of the three kings,” said Rivera. “I was really emotional as we handed out the toys. It was especially moving when I saw sick or handicapped children, because that really hit close to home.” The event was a great success and in the end, approximately 3,000 toys were distributed . Added Rivera, “I want to give special praise to Dr. Manuel A. Moran for this amazing event. The work he does is truly outstanding.”

New York’s Only Latino Children’s Theatre EL DIA DE LOS TRES REYES MAGOS/Three Kings Day


Performance Date: Monday, January 6th, 2014 Time: 3:00pm – 5pm Details: Come meet The Three Kings and receive a FREE gift. Featuring as the 3 kings: John “Gungie” Rivera, Founder of the Cristian Rivera Foundation, Allan Villafana, Telemundo 47 & Dr. Manuel Morán, Teatro SEA For more information & reservations call 212.529.1545 or visit Located: Teatro SEA @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & educational center 107 suffolk street, 2nd floor, new york, ny 10002 (Between Delancey and Rivington St.) Take the F train Delancey St. or the J/M/Z to Essex St.